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Special Announcement!

This year's event is scheduled to begin on Thursday September 27th and end on Saturday September 29th.

2018 Corn Festival News Releases

News Release!
Special Accouncement
Date: January 17, 2018

The Morganfield Lions Club announced today that the 2018 Corn Festival opening date is September 27th and closing date is September 29th of 2018. Because of a conflict with availability of the Carnival Vendor on the third week end, officers of the Morganfield Lions Club agreed to move the festival to the 5th week end and start on September 27th. You may contact any member of the Lions Club if you have any questions about this change.

News Release!
Special Accouncement
Date: January 26, 2018

The Morganfield Lions Club announced today that The Springs will be the featured entertainment at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night September 29th. A dynamic duo bring great energy to the Renaissance Stage.

News Release!
Special Accouncement
Date: February 2, 2018

Saturday night of the 2018 Corn Festival will include two hours of The Kentucky Gentlemen immediately after the parade on the stage at Renaissance Center. These fine entertainers played at the Court House last year.

News Release!
Special Accouncement
Date: February 16, 2018

GlasTone has agreed to entertain at the Court House at noon on Saturday, September 29th. They join The Springs and Kentucky Gentlemen in a full day of music and bands. Come early and stay late. Enjoy great music and other entertainment during the 2018 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival.

News Release!
Special Accouncement
Date: May 25, 2018

Morganfield Lions Club announces the selection of Baird's Pettting Zoo to provide Pony Rides and a Petting Zoo for the 2018 Corn Festival. Watch for location and time of events for Kid's World

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BAIRD'S PETTING ZOO


Contact: (270) 832-6094


THE BALLOON GUY

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KID'S ZONE

Petting Zoo
Balloon Guy
PONY RIDES

Games !!!

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PONY RIDES

Pony Rides

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VISION SCREENING

Vision Camera

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GAMES

Variety
Jump Rope Contests
Corn Hole

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Featured Entertainment

GlasTone at the Court House from noon until start of Parade

GlasTone

The Morganfield Lions Club welcomes back the GlasTone for entertainment at the Court House at noon prior to parade!

GlasTone is a diverse group that performs a wide variety of music. Whether you are a fan of classic rock, funk, soul, and country the band has what you need. GlasTone specializes in serious fun and entertainment for all bar scenes, private parties, weddings, festivals, and corporate functions. GlasTone delivers an energetic live dance band experience. Their goal is to have you out on the dance floor!

Kentucky Gentlemen 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Renaissance Stage

The Kentucky Gentlemen

Added new musical event this year. The Kentucky Gentlemen will perform in front of Court House from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. This event is being provided by the Morganfield Lions Club for early arrivers for Corn Festival Parade. Come early and enjoy the music. Click here to visit their web site. to sample their music before the Corn Festival.

Twin brothers Derek and Brandon Campbell bring the soulful country sound that rise from the hills of their Versailles, KY hometown. "Forcing" friends and family to join them with their living room performances since age 6; at age 19 they packed their saddles and headed south to Nashville, Tennessee. Since then, it's been nothing short of writing with other talented, strong writers, traveling and playing hundreds of shows. The young men have been galloping uphill since 2013 and it looks as if nothing can keep The Kentucky Gentlemen from chasing the sun.

The Springs 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Renaissance Stage

The Springs

The Springs Band will be the featured band scheduled to play from 6:00 p.m. until ??

What do you get when you pair Stewart Halcomb and Holly Helms together? Along with tight harmonies, sure-footed songwriting direction, high energy shows, authenticity, and undeniable chemistry, you ultimately get - The Springs. At just 26 and 28, the driven pair is carving out a place of longevity in Music City. Featuring both male and female vocals, The Springs come packed with an always growing fan base. The versatile multi-award winning duo delivers Country, Southern Rock, Pop, and traditional favorites, offering something for the whole family.

Holly made it to the third round of the preliminaries of NBC’s “The Voice, while Stewart brought several impressive awards to the table. The future duo began co-writing, and both approached their music with a “live life to the fullest” outlook. Sparks flew between the two, and it became certain that their chemistry onstage and offstage set them apart in a large pool of aspiring artists. They began working with Rick Barker, who managed Taylor Swift when she got her record deal. Barker witnessed their unwavering work ethic and their obvious connection. Subsequently he encouraged them to work as a team. From taking his advice and following his model, they continue to watch their careers flourish.

Their faith, individuality and unwavering work ethic, positively places them in a league of their own in the midst of an ever competitive industry. They believe in family-friendly shows and their songs reflect those values. The standout duo has tirelessly performed over 500 shows, while personally engaging with their audiences.As their careers continue to rise, they remember where they came from. They’re just doing what they love and loving what they do…..and they’re inviting everyone along for the ride.

Click Here to download their music.

Information

The Morganfield Lions Club Information Booth will be located near the stage again this year.


If your organization would like to provide volunteers to assist Lions Club members during the Corn Festival, contact any member for an assignment.


Vendor Information

Current vendors will receive a letter from Ruth Jones, our indispensible vendor relations representative during May.


Vendor booth prices have not changed this year.


Sponsors and Advertisers

The Festival Guide is published on the Friday before Labor Day week end so that festival goers see what events are scheduled and who our supporters are.


Existing advertisers will receive a letter in May inviting you to place an ad again in the guide.
Event Sponsors will be contacted by a Lions Club member to renew a sponsorship for a specific event or particpate as a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsorship. We also look to local organizations to sponsor the Parade, bands and the Carnival.


Schedule of Events
Thursday
11:00 a.m. Food Booths and Crafts Open for Lunch
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens (half price bracelet night) Sponsored by Morganfield Lions Club
5:00 p.m. National Anthem Opens Festival – sung by Abby Jones at Renaissance Stage
5:00 p.m. Sand Volleyball Tournament – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by River View Coal, LLC
5:00 p.m. Three Point Contest – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by CPlant Federal Credit Union
5:00 p.m. Free Throw Contest – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by CPlant Federal Credit Union
5:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until 7:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Miss Teen Pageant - Tessa Gough
5:30 p.m. YMCA Corn Festival 5K Race- sponsored by UCB
6:30 p.m. Miss Corn Festival Pageant - Tessa Gough
Friday
8:00 a.m. Food and Craft Booths Open
9:00 a.m. BINGO - sponsored by Old National Bank
4:00 p.m. Little Mr and MIss Pageant - Jona Moore
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens
5:15 p.m. United Way Campaign Kick-Off
4:45 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen Pageant - Jona Moore
6:00 p.m. Cross Fit Competition at McElroy Mitchell & Associates Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. Talent Show – Gwen Paris sponsored by United Community Bank and McElroy, Mitchell and Associates
8:30 Fireworks, Legion Park, sponsored by Eidetik
Saturday
9:00 a.m. Baby Contest - Mary Heppler
9:00 a.m. 4th Annual Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Morganfield Fire Department
11:00 a.m. Cheer and Dance Competition at Courthouse – Ms. Lori at YMCA
11:00 a.m. Carnival Opens
Noon GlasTone at the Court House
2:00 p.m. 45th Annual Corn Festival Parade
4:00 p.m. The Kentucky Gentlemen at Renaissance Center
6:00 p.m. The Springs at Renaissance Center